Mary Morris

Last updated 09 January 2020

Mary Morris (1915-1988)
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Mary Lilian Agnes Morris

Born: Monday 13th December 1915
Died: Friday 14th October 1988 (age: 72)


Mary Morris was a British actress.

She appeared  in Doctor Who in 1982 in the story Kinda, playing the shaman Panna opposite Peter Davison.  

She was the daughter of Herbert Stanley Morris, the botanist, and his wife Sylvia Ena de Creft-Harford. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She made her stage debut in Lysistrata at the Gate TheatreLondon, in 1935. In 1943, she played Anna Petrovitch in the Ealing war movieUndercover as the wife of a Serbian guerrilla leader. She played Professor Madeleine Dawnay in the science-fiction television drama A for Andromeda (and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough), and the female Number Two in the episode Dance of the Dead of the TV seriesThe Prisoner (1967).

Other television appearances included the Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1977, PBS), the macabre, ancient relative in the Walter De La Mare story Seaton's Aunt (1983, PBS) and the formidable matriarch in Police at the Funeral ( 1989, PBS).

She played Peter Pan on two occasions: once on the stage (as a Gypsy boy) and once as Number Two dressing up as him at a masquerade ball.

She died from heart failure in AigleSwitzerland.


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